On the evening of 07-31-22, deputies, troopers, investigators, and Drug Task Force agents acted
on a tip that Jacob Friedrichs was staying at an apartment in Amboy. A traffic stop was
conducted on a vehicle that left the apartment. Friedrichs ran on foot into a bean field where he
was taken into custody around midnight.
The driver of the vehicle, 53-year-old Valarie Lynn Hall, of Amboy was arrested for aiding an
offender. Deputies suspected Hall was harboring Friedrichs and had met with her recently to
warn her that she could be charged with a crime if she was aiding Friedrichs to avoid arrest.
Jacob John Friedrichs remains in the Blue Earth County Jail on a controlled substance warrant
along with new drug possession charges and fleeing on foot. The Sheriff’s Office thanks
everyone that provided information to help get Friedrichs in custody.